Day: March 17, 2021

Amiri Debuts Annual Fashion Incubator Programme

Portrait of Mike Amiri. Courtesy.

The LA-based brand has announced today that it is launching an annual prize for emerging American design talent. The Amiri Prize is open to US residents with a ready-to-wear business that is no more than three years of age. The first prize will include $100,000 and a year-long mentorship by Amiri founder and creative director Mike Amiri.

Amiri, whose namesake brand draws inspiration from LA’s counterculture scenes, established the programme with the aim of lowering the barriers to entry and help underrepresented designers break into fashion, a historically exclusive and nepotistic industry. The winner of the inaugural 2021 Amiri Prize will be selected by a panel that includes Amiri, Diesel and Y/Project creative director Glenn Martens, OTB president Renzo Rosso, celebrity stylist Karla Welch, product designer Salehe Bembury, Union Los Angeles owner Chris Gibbs and Harper’s Bazaar digital director Nikki Ogunnaike.

“As an independent designer,

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It Cosmetics founder Jamie Kern Lima on embracing rejection and listening to your ‘why’

We are all works in progress; even the successful women you see owning it on Instagram faced stumbling blocks along the way and continue to work hard to stay at the top of their game. In this series, we’re sitting down with the people who inspire us to find out: How’d they do it? And what is success really like? This is “Getting There.”

Jamie Kern Lima is a force to be reckoned with. The self-made millionaire and co-founder of It Cosmetics recently sold her makeup brand to L’Oreal for $1.2 billion, but she faced plenty of doubters along the way.

Lima, who recently wrote the book “Believe It: How to Go From Underestimated to Unstoppable,” hopes that her story about overcoming a “season of no” will help readers learn to embrace rejection. Here’s how Lima reached her entrepreneurial dreams and the advice she has for other women on listening

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These are the fabrics with the best and worst environmental impact

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Boxy leather jackets and breezy cotton dresses are mainstays in many of our wardrobes but do we really know just how much our favourite fashion pieces are affecting the environment?

An industry that thrives on providing consumers with the latest trends, fashion’s rapid turnover means that each year we consume approximately 80bn pieces of clothing – a volume which is putting strain on the planet.

According to The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) – a charity that works with governments, businesses and communities to improve resource efficiency – approximately £140m worth of clothing goes into landfill each year.

Alice Wilby, a sustainable fashion consultant and spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion – a campaign group demanding governments take urgent action on climate change – tells The Independent that this kind of misuse results in “wasting perfectly usable textiles, slowly leaking toxins into the earth and microfibres into

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Viola Davis makes history as most Oscar-nominated Black actress

This year’s nod for ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ marks her fourth nomination with one win for ‘Fences’ in 2017

Viola Davis continues to make history.

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On Monday it was announced Davis became the most nominated Black woman in Oscar history, according to Netflix, with four nods. Davis’ latest nomination for her role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom broke her tie with Octavia Spencer who has three nominations and one win.

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Viola Davis joins LOréal Paris to celebrate the launch of Age Perfect Cosmetics on March 03, 2020. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for L’Oréal Paris )

Davis took home an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Fences back in 2017. The Ma Rainey star has solidified her spot in Hollywood history but is known for candidly discussing the lack of opportunities for Black women

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